If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury while at work or performing occupational tasks, contact the Houston workplace injury attorneys at The Doan Law Firm for assistance. We are led by a passion and dedication to fight for injured victims that have made us the largest law firm in the country. We have multiple law offices throughout Texas and a founding attorney, Jimmy Doan, who spent most of his childhood in Houston. We stand by Texans and can help you seek just financial compensation for work injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Common Workplace Injuries in Houston
Every year, thousands of workers in Texas are checked into hospitals for serious injuries and illnesses connected to their jobs. Regardless of where you work or what you do, you can be at risk of suffering life-changing injuries due to your job – especially if your employer or a coworker is guilty of careless or reckless acts. Some of the injuries that we see with our workplace accident clients include:
Our experienced Houston personal injury lawyers can help if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with any type of injury or illness from occupational hazards. We can connect you to the right doctors in Houston as well as help you collect evidence that proves the extent of your injuries and what you’ve spent on necessary medical care. You can trust us to fight for maximum financial compensation for your work injuries.
What Are the Most Dangerous Industries in Texas?
Texas is home to many dangerous work environments and industries. While an injury can happen in virtually any workplace, some present greater occupational hazards than others. The most dangerous industries in Houston include:
Construction and roofing
Oil and gas
Industrial and manufacturing
These industries contain injury risks such as heavy machinery, dangerous equipment, toxic substances, heights and environmental hazards. It is up to an employer to adequately protect workers from foreseeable injury risks. The careless failure to do so, resulting in a worker injury or death, is referred to as negligence.
Workers’ Compensation Claim vs. Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you get injured at work in Houston, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits without proof of negligence or fault. Workers’ comp covers medical bills, up to two-thirds of your lost wages and disability benefits. Employers in Texas, however, are not legally required to carry workers’ comp insurance. If workers’ compensation isn’t available or you believe that negligence caused your injury, consider filing a personal injury lawsuit in Harris County instead.
A personal injury lawsuit requires clear and convincing evidence of negligence in direct connection to your work injury. If negligence can be proven, a lawsuit can result in greater financial compensation than a workers’ comp insurance settlement. You could recover compensation for pain and suffering, for example, as well as complete lost wages and punitive damages. Discuss both legal options with an attorney at The Doan Law Firm to determine which is right for you.
Request a Free Work Injury Case Review in Houston Today
A work injury can prevent you from doing your job and enjoying your life. It can also cause immense pain, suffering and medical expenses. At The Doan Law Firm, we are passionate about helping injured workers and families in Texas achieve the compensation that they need for major accidents and disasters, including mass casualty incidents. Fill out our online contact form or call us at (832) 835-0000 today to speak to an attorney with a free case evaluation. We can immediately get started on your case.